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discount

noun
 
 
/ˈdɪskaʊnt/
[C or U] COMMERCE a reduction in the usual price of a product or service: get/receive a discount You get a discount if you buy four ink cartridges.give/offer a discount Car manufacturers are offering discounts of up to 15% on all new models.huge/deep/big discount They purchased the stock at a huge discount. The price without discount will be around $55.
[C, usually singular] FINANCE the difference between the reduced price that you originally paid for a security, and the amount you will be paid back when it is ready to be paid: All these securities are sold at a discount to their par value. → See also banker's discount, bond discount, bulk discount, cash discount, case rate discount, deep discount, frequency discount, no claims bonus, trade discount, volume discount
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